Being In God's Hand As It Passes Through Cancer?
This has been a very long week. Right before Thanksgiving, I went in for a routine mammogram. I didn't get the first message (which came on my birthday) because we weren't home. I actually got an email alert that test results could be viewed on my electronic medical chart. I'm glad this "mix-up" occured because the chart gave me a lot more information. This enabled me to be prepared me for what was to come when I went in for an ultrasound yesterday. I wasn't familiar with the term used to describe my tumor so I did what I tell my students to do when they don't understand something. I looked it up and did a bit of research. I learned that the type of tumor is almost always malignant. Not 100% of course but the probability of cancer was extremely high.

God was ready and waiting for me of course. I can already see that. He knew exactly how I would react. I wouldn't hide it and I would start seeking support immediately. God immediately began to bring amazing people across my path. These are people who have walked this path before, people who have walked with others along this path, prayer warriors, etc. They in turn are sharing with their friends (strangers to me) and it goes on and on. I'm completely awed by this.

I had my ultrasound yesterday. When the radiologist learned what I already knew, she was blunt with me. I appreciated that. "While it won't be 100% confirmed until you have the biopsy, in all honesty I have to tell you we are probably looking at cancer."

I recalled the words a friend had shared with me just the night before. She'd been healed of breast cancer 14 years ago but lost her husband to cancer five years ago. "Sometimes God's hand goes this way. Sometimes it goes that way. What you want to do is just make sure you're in his hand."

I know that's where I want to be. Another tough week of waiting lies ahead. There's 26 seven and eight year olds to teach. There's laundry to do, a house to clean, bills to pay, a husband, son, mother and brother to hold and tears to shed. No one ever said it was going to be easy...but how much more difficult things would be if I wasn't living in his hand.

"That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever."
Cor. 4:16-18 (NLT)

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8/18/11--This blog is now part of a series entitled Walking With God In The Midst of Cancer
 K Reynolds
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Virginia Sills

Dear Sister,

Whatever the outcome of your trial, God is with you.

And so are we.

I am a survivor of ovarian cancer -- God declared that I would be a living testament to His Amazing Grace, not only because I survived this cancer, but that it was detected at such an early age in my life and at such an early stage of the cancer.

We who are in Christ know that all things are for His glory, no matter what those things may be and how difficult they may be for us to understand.

You are in my prayers.

YSIC,

Virginia

Andrea Lynn

You are in my prayers, I have not walked the walk myself but am currently walking it with my mother who has stage IIIC ovarian cancer. I praise God that you have such a strong faith and that faith will carry you through no matter what. God has placed around you people to support you and we, here on CB, will do just that as well. We will pray for you and encourage you as you travel this journey. May your eyes be on the beauty in each new day and may your hand be firmly clasped to God's. Blessings, dear sister, please keep us updated so that we may bathe you in prayer! Love, Andrea

K Reynolds+

Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. Virginia, your story of being a survivor reminds me that with God, all things are possible and he is bigger than cancer. Andrea, my prayers are with your mother as well as you. I know what it's like to have a parent walk that difficult road. Although God chose to take my dad home, I saw that although his body was ravished and broken by the disease, his soul was upright and strong as he rejoiced in the Lord. Although time-wise he was a baby Christian when he was summoned to the presence of our Lord and King (3 weeks), he walked as a mature Christian giant and had a tremendous impact on everyone who encountered him (even people who came to the hospital to visit other people)!

May the blessings of God be upon both of you as you encourage, uplift, share and love others!

K Reynolds+

A year has passed since I wrote this blog. I have gone places I never expected to go and God has done some amazing things in my life and I pray that He has also used my journey to strengthen and encourage others in some way. That would truly make this journey worth it!

I can truly say that we are safe in God's hands; even if those hands pass through cancer. He never has and never will fail us!

I have a routine screening on December 16. I am praying that the outcome will be as it was last June; NED (acronym for No Evidence of the Disease). I'd like to say it is not on my mind at all but that would be lying. So, instead I will say that if it should not be NED, I want to remember that God is bigger!

BTW, I want to thank all of my friends at CB for their prayers, encouragement and support. It is more important to me than you can ever know.

K :princess:

Linda Young

K,

A year has passed. Wow. What a ride it has been for you.

I'm praying NED with you. NED, NED, NED.

If I haven't said it lately, I'll say it now. I do like this "a year ago" feature to see where we've been.

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